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Enchanted Inner City Outdoor Entertaining

July 31, 2017

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Summer is all about dining al fresco. And there is nothing more I love than hosting friends for a casual and laid back summer meal. But with only a small, seven feet by eleven feet inner city balcony, creating an inspiring place to host my dearest required some creativity. Today I’m sharing the tricks I used to create an enchanted inner city outdoor entertaining space for anyone with a small, perhaps uninspired patio or balcony.


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15 Outdoor Spaces I Could Spend All Summer In

May 15, 2017

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With Victoria Day Long Weekend (affectionately known as May Long) only a few days away, that signals to many of us Canucks time to get our outdoor spaces summer ready. Summer after all is about outdoor living, and with such a short season around these parts, it’s best we get on it! My dream home is one with a big backyard where we can have a lovely lawn next to a patio and a beautiful Concrete pool deck installation to go with a big pool because I basically want to live outside! I can picture the amount of fun my family and I would have playing in the pool. Plus I could go on sites like Easy Home Concepts to add little details like a towel rack next to the pool or the perfect patio furniture. So, I’ve pulled together 15 spaces that are sure to inspire you, from a picnic table under a pergola and a Moroccan oasis to pool side lounging and swinging in a whimsical chair, you’ll never want to come in!


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Backyard Rescue

May 11, 2016

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An early spring here in the prairies means we’re all ecstatic and spending as much time outside as possible! Many of us save getting our backyards, patios, and gardens ready for summer until the May long weekend, but this year that will put us behind! So I’ve pulled together some of my favorite ways to get the backyard ready for quiet mornings enjoying coffee and the paper to entertaining friends and family. Hosting a party or a gathering in your garden will be the highlight of your summer if you do it properly, and creating a functioning outdoor space will make it much easier for you to achieve. From tables and chairs to outland fire bowls good for roasting marshmallows and keeping you warm as the night grows old, you can design a space that’s suited to you and your guests. Be warned, the better your garden is, the more your guests will want to come over! A perfect summer if you love playing host.

Often, backyards can be left looking a little unloved after winter. That’s why it’s important to get it back to looking like it did in the summer. This is often a big job that can take many hours or even days. However, with the help of your local garden landscaping company, like, your garden could be back to normal much quicker. Although, this decision is completely up to you. Some people might enjoy the challenge of renovating their garden! If you’d like a little help organizing your space and pulling it together, you can always take advantage of my Patio Bliss Package.

Unfortunately, after the winter months getting your backyard, particularly your grass, back to normal can take an extensive amount of time and months, leaving your garden looking miserable by the time summer comes around. In the long run, considering artificial grass installers will have your backyard looking fresh and healthy no matter what time of year. If your grass is looking irreparable or you don’t have time for the process of rejuvenation, artificial grass is an excellent option for you.

Ultimately, garden pests can also threaten the success of your backyard party. No one wants to spend time in a garden infested with ants, spiders, or killer bees after all. Pests are incredibly inconvenient but there are strategies out there that can pose a possible solution. For example, in some cases, reaching out to a salt lake city pest control expert, or a pest control specialist in your area can ensure that pests do not overrun your garden.


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